Aboru Aboye

Aboru Aboye

This greeting means "May the sacrifice be sanctioned, accepted and manifest!"

Esin Abalaye

Esin Abalaye

Esin Abalaye means "traditional religion" in Yoruba language.

Orisha University

Orisha University

As an Olorisha you have to learn from the elders of our community. Daily life is the University. 

Oshun Waters

Oshun Waters

Oshun, the name of a river in Yorubaland and the name of an Orisha - river and Orisha are one. 

Olokun Waters

Olokun Waters

Olokun is Yoruba language for "owner of the sea". 

Yemoja Waters

Yemoja Waters

Yemoja is a Yoruba river deity associated with the sea and saltwater in the diaspora. 

I Love Orisha

I Love Orisha

The word Orisha in correct Yoruba spelling for the traditionalist. A perfect, simple T-Shirt. 

I Love Eshu

I Love Eshu

A message that does not have to be further explained! No mistranslation possible. 

Eshu Loves You

Eshu Loves You

I heard that Eshu sometimes likes to play around and make fun! This is a positive message. Eshu is not Satan. 

Omo Orisha

Omo Orisha

Red parrot feathers fill the letters of these words: Child of Orisha. 

Orunmila Ifa College

Orunmila Ifa College

So much philosophy and wisdom is in the 'library' of the Ifa verses - with the elders of the religion! 

Oruko Orisha

Oruko Orisha

Orisha names in correct Yoruba spelling form a circle in this art of typography in indigo dye. 

Orunmila

Orunmila

Orunmila is the Orisha of destiny and babalawo use an "opon Ifa", a Yoruba divination tray, to tell their clients about the future.

Opon Ifa Ase!

Opon Ifa Ase!

Ache! Axé! Àse! or Ashe! - it means the same everywhere: So be it!

Awo

Awo

"Awo" is Yoruba language for "secret" or also used to name initiated Olorisha and Ifa priests. It is part of the word "babalawo", "father who has the secret".

Ifa gbe wa ooo!

Ifa gbe wa ooo!

"Ifa gbe wa ooo" is Yoruba language for "Ifa support us!" The drawing shows a divination tray as used by babalawo.

Oore Yeye ooo!

Oore Yeye ooo!

This is the greeting for Orisha Oshun, in English it means "kindness of the mother"!

Omi ooo!

Omi ooo!

"Omi òòò!" is the Yoruba greeting for water deities, in the diaspora it is often used for the Orisha Yemoja. 

Eshu Elegbaa Carving

Eshu Elegbaa Carving

Laaroye Eshu Elegba ooo! Oba orita meta! A classical Yoruba carving of Eshu was the model for this drawing.

Ogun Mariwo

Ogun Mariwo

Mariwo, split plamfrond, is used in Yorubaland to mark ritual spots and taboo zones. Entry at your own risk!